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Articles about MedlinePlus

This is a list of selected articles that have been written about the creation, maintenance, and use of MedlinePlus. Most are scholarly and professional in scope. More articles are listed in PubMed and other literature databases.

Development of MedlinePlus

Lindberg DA. Internet access to the National Library of Medicine. Eff Clin Pract [Internet]. 2000 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 3(5):256-60. Available from: http://ecp.acponline.org/sepoct00/nlm.htm.

Marill JL, Miller N, Kitendaugh P. The MedlinePlus public user interface: studies of design challenges and opportunities. J Med Libr Assoc [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 94:30-40. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1324769/.

Mehnert R. MEDLINEplus. D-Lib [Internet]. 2000 [cited June]; 6(6). Available from: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/june00/06featured-collection.html.

Miller N. Analysis of user messages to MedlinePlus.gov. J Med Libr Assoc [Internet]. 2007 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 95:81-3. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1773045/.

Miller N, Lacroix EM, Backus JEB. MEDLINEplus: building and maintaining the National Library of Medicine's consumer health Web service. Bull Med Libr Assoc [Internet]. 2000 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 88:11-7. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC35193/.

Miller N, Tyler RJ, Backus JEB. MedlinePlus: The National Library of Medicine brings quality information to health consumers. Library Trends [Internet]. 2004 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 53:375-88. Available from: https://wayback.archive-it.org/org-350/20190104163920/https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/staffpubs/lo/LibraryTrends_fall2004.pdf.

NLM MedlinePlus Marks 15th Anniversary. NIH Record [Internet]. 2013 Dec 6 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 65(25). Available from: http://nihrecord.nih.gov/newsletters/2013/12_06_2013/story6.htm.

Please see also our articles in the NLM Technical Bulletin

Education and Community Outreach

Bowden VM, Wood FB, Warner DG, Olney CA, Olivier ER, Siegel ER. Health information Hispanic outreach in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley. J Med Libr Assoc [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 94:180-9. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1435849/.

Olmstadt W, Hansen J, Engeszer RJ. The Mobile School Health Information Initiative: creating and sustaining a free durriculum for P-12 staff to find credible health information. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet [Internet]. 2012 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 16:382-9. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3519448/.

Olney C, Hansen L, Vickman A, Reibman S, Wood FB, Siegel E. Long-term outcomes of the !VIVA! Peer Tutor Project: use of MedlinePlus by former peer tutors and the adults they taught. J Med Libr Assoc [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 99:317-20. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3193358/.

Olney CA, Warner DG, Reyna G, Wood FB, Siegel ER. MedlinePlus and the challenge of low health literacy: findings from the Colonias project. J Med Libr Assoc [Internet]. 2007 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 95:31-9. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1773027/.

Rankins J, Kirksey O, Bogan Y, Brown B. Impact of a low-intensity pedagogical model for integrating MedlinePlus exercise into middle school nutrition lessons. J Med Libr Assoc [Internet]. 2007 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 95:388-93. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2000791/.

General Information

Gorman C. The Quest: How to Get a Medical Librarian to Do Your Search for Free. Scientific American Observations [Internet]. 2014 Mar 31 [cited 2014 Dec 29]. Available from: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/03/31/the-quest-how-to-medical-librarian-search-for-free/.

Gorman C. The Quest: Practical Advice for Online Medical Searches. Scientific American Observations [Internet]. 2014 Mar 27 [cited 2014 Dec 29]. Available from: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/03/27/the-quest-practical-advice-for-online-medical-searches/.

Levine P. What should be the role of government-supported medical websites? Libres [Internet]. 2004 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 14(2). Available from: http://libres-ejournal.info/883/.

MedlinePlus Connect

Borbolla D, Del Fiol G, Taliercio V, Otero C, Campos F, Martinez M, et al. Integrating Personalized Health Information from MedlinePlus in a Patient Portal. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics [Internet]. 2014 [cited 2015 May 29]; 205: 348-352. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265093261_Integrating_Personalized_Health_Information_from_MedlinePlus_in_a_Patient_Portal.

Burgess S, Dennis S, Lanka S, Miller N, Potvin J. MedlinePlus connect: Linking health IT systems to consumer health information. IT Professional [Internet]. 2012 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 14:22-8. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3469315/.

Tarver T, Jones DA, Adams M, Garcia A. The librarian's role in linking patients to their personal health data and contextual information. Med Ref Serv Q [Internet]. 2013 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 32:459-67. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3818718/.

MedlinePlus en español

Leon SA, Fontelo P. MedlinePlus en Espanol and Spanish-speakers. AMIA Annu Symp Proc [Internet]. 2007 [cited 2014 Dec 29]:1028. Available from: https://https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18694126.

Sheets L, Gavino A, Callaghan F, Fontelo P. Do language fluency and other socioeconomic factors influence the use of pubmed and medlineplus? Appl Clin Inform [Internet]. 2013 [cited 29 Dec 2014]; 4:170-84. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3716418/.

Patient Education

Coberly E, Boren SA, Davis JW, McConnell AL, Chitima-Matsiga R, Ge B, et al. Linking clinic patients to internet-based, condition-specific information prescriptions. J Med Libr Assoc [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 98:160-4. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2859275/.

Elichko SL. Triage, treat, release finding medical information using MedlinePlus and PubMed. Online [Internet]. 2012 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 36:14-8. Available from: http://www.infotoday.com/online/jul12/Elichko--Triage-Treat-Release--Finding-Medical-Information-Using-MedlinePlus-and-PubMed.shtml.

Gaines JK, Levy LS, Cogdill KW. Sharing MedlinePlus/MEDLINE for information literacy education (SMILE): a dental public health information project. Med Ref Serv Q [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 30:357-64. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3334827/.

Jones S, Shipman JP. Health information referral project. Virginia Libraries [Internet]. 2004 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 50(2):11-6. Available from: https://ejournals.lib.vt.edu/valib/article/view/936/1217.

McMullen KD, McConnaughy RP, Riley RA. Outreach to improve patient education at South Carolina free medical clinics. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 15:117-31. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3213640/.

Schloman BF. MedlinePlus: Key resource for both health consumers and health professionals. Online J Issues Nurs [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 11(2). Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17201583.

Teolis MG. A MedlinePlus kiosk promoting health literacy. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 14:126-37. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2929770/.


Scott-Wright A, Crowell J, Zeng Q, Bates D, Greenes R. Analysis of information needs of users of MEDLINEplus, 2002 - 2003. AMIA Annu Symp Proc [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2014 Dec 29]:699-703. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1839623/.

Warren J. Young tech-savvy users - perceptions of consumer health portals. Health Care and Informatics Review Online [Internet]. 2008 Oct 29 [cited 2014 Dec 29]. Available from: http://www.hinz.org.nz/resource/collection/0F09C2E4-7A05-49FB-8324-709F1AB2AA2F/F27_Warren.pdf.

Wood FB, Benson D, LaCroix EM, Siegel ER, Fariss S. Use of internet audience measurement data to gauge market share for online health information services. J Med Internet Res [Internet]. 2005 [cited 2014 Dec 29]; 7:10. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1550664/.